Boris Johnson announces £350k Commonwealth Games legacy funding for funetics

Prime Minister Boris Johnson travelled to Birmingham to visit the Alexander Stadium ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games hosted by Team England.

Sport England have pledged an extra £6.5 million to all the sports bodies across England, to contribute to the legacy following the Commonwealth Games. This funding is to increase opportunities and participation through innovation of grass roots athletics in Birmingham and across the country; tackling inequalities and engaging disadvantaged communities where participation levels remain below the national average.

As part of this funding, Sport England awarded £350,000 to funetics to support running, jumping, throwing, and developing physical literacy of primary school aged children from Birmingham, the West Midlands and across England.

The Prime Minister said:

I love running. I’m not going to make the national squad, but I know how fantastic sport is for building self-confidence and fitness."


funetics is an inclusive programme for children aged 4-11 from England to improve physical literacy and learn, develop and practice running, jumping, and throwing skills, contributing to a healthy, confident future.